Are you occasionally frustrated that you aren’t accomplishing your goals? Do you get frustrated when you aren’t sure what specific task you should be focusing on?
These feelings are more and more common these days as people struggle to find meaning in their day between Zoom calls and status updates. The reason we all go to work every day can become less clear almost by the hour if we don’t have a solid plan. That’s why I am so excited about Less to do Today, the new micro course I’m launching on Tuesday, September 1st! It will help you cut your workload in half and give you insight into where you can focus your time to accomplish your goals.
How can I get out of this Funk?
In the meantime, here are some tips for getting back on the happy path at work:
- Determine if the frustration you feel is valid: Are you upset with yourself because you have actually done something you shouldn’t have or is it because you couldn’t predict the future or anticipate change or read minds? If you are holding yourself to a super human standard you need to realize that and cut yourself some slack.
- What can you improve or learn? Are there a few important lessons you can learn from recent setbacks so that you are more prepared in the future? If so that isn’t something to be frustrated about. That’s a win! You are now more valuable than you were before because you learned something.
- Adjust your future expectations: Now you know not everything will turn out as expected or be completed on your timeline. Adjust your expectations of yourself going forward. I have a friend who always says, “Expectations are just premeditated disappointments.” So consider that you need to align your expectations more with what you know to be realistic outcomes.
- Not all frustration is bad: Many inventions and new processes have been born from frustration. Consider channelling your emotions into improving the status quo. If you can overcome a pain point that you share with others in your organization you will be a hero!
I hope this helps and I look forward to sharing my new micro course: Less to do Today with you on September 1st so be on the lookout for it!